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Re: Pets

Postby danpol » April 14th, 2012, 4:36:59 pm

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Re: Pets

Postby TNHawke » April 15th, 2012, 1:53:27 pm

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Anyone who has ever considered having a pet corvid needs to watch this video.



Go to the actual page to see the description that goes with it. I list just about all the destruction he wreaked.

Sorry about the borked sound towards the end. There was an error between the microphone and the user. *cough* Hawke had her finger over the microphone...



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Re: Pets

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Re: Pets

Postby chubbychoco » April 16th, 2012, 1:11:45 pm

How have I not posted here yet..?

I own three ferrets - two males and a female. All of them are fixed, and they've never shown any aggression issues towards each other. Aiko (dark-eyed white), Akuma (a sable), and Gidget (another sable, lighter in color) have been a joy since the day I got them. Of course, living in California, I tend to run into the idiots who think they're dangerous rabies-carriers who'll chew the faces off of babies and start World War III...



That's them in the bath <3 Starting at the top and moving clockwise, it's Akuma, Gidget, and Aiko.

I also have four of the most awesome dogs in the world.



From front to back - Oreo (black and white pit bull mix, determined to shred herself to pieces by chasing rabbits into cacti), Scratch (German Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix, missing half of a lip from a fight with a coyote), Aurora (Malamute mix, dumb as a box of rocks but SO sweet), and Buffy (Scratch's younger sister from a different litter - obviously resembles the Pyrenees more than the shepherd). Unfortunately, since we live in the middle of $%^&-all nowhere in the desert - yes, that is a lot of snow for the desert - they hunt. A lot. They've brought home everything from small birds to jackrabbits the size of house cats. The thing is, we feed them well! Aurora is shaped like a freaking barrel, even in the summer!! Part of that is just her breed, but she's definitely a well-fed dog.
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Re: Pets

Postby nomoreuturns » April 22nd, 2012, 1:54:42 pm

I currently have three cats: one 14-year-old female domestic shorthair called Mitzie, and two nine-month-old male domestic shorthairs called Julian (Juju) and Max. Mitz was a Christmas present when I was 10...we decided that my older cat, KM (now deceased), needed a companion, so we trekked over to the Animal Welfare League and selected Mitz. Juju and Max are brothers, and I fostered them and their other siblings for three months last year before I came overseas to study; I noticed a month ago that they hadn't found homes yet, and adopted them in absentia...that is to say, I gave my mum the money to buy them, filled out all the forms electronically, and mum picked them up and is taking care of them until I come home in June. :t-^_^:

I've had lots of other pets over the years, including but not limited to: three dogs (a Golden Retriever and two Border Collies), a budgie, two frogs, three Bearded Dragons, a ferret, and two other cats (including KM, who died last year at the age of 19...I'd had her since I was four years old). When I'm at home, I'm also a foster carer for Little Paws Kitten Rescue, and have fostered and rehomed 40+ kittens in 2010 and 2011. Juju and Max were two of these...their siblings, Felix and April, found a home together three months ago.
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Re: Pets

Postby TNHawke » April 24th, 2012, 8:23:02 pm

chubbychoco wrote:How have I not posted here yet..?

I own three ferrets - two males and a female. All of them are fixed, and they've never shown any aggression issues towards each other. Aiko (dark-eyed white), Akuma (a sable), and Gidget (another sable, lighter in color) have been a joy since the day I got them. Of course, living in California, I tend to run into the idiots who think they're dangerous rabies-carriers who'll chew the faces off of babies and start World War III...



That's them in the bath <3 Starting at the top and moving clockwise, it's Akuma, Gidget, and Aiko.

They are likely reacting like that because ferrets are illegal to own in California. Where did you get them? How do you get vet care for them? What do you feed yours?
You'd be best to NOT share with folks that you have them. If the authorities find out, they can be confiscated and immediately euthanized, and you can be fined or even go to jail. Not good.

All that said, they are ADORABLE, and look to be in good health. Mine never liked bath time. They spent the whole time trying to escape from the tub. Fortunately, they didn't need baths more than a couple times a year unless they got into something really messy or sticky.
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Re: Pets

Postby TxCat » April 25th, 2012, 8:02:48 pm

We have a new kitten. Our vegetable lady at the farmer's market rescued the litter, which was wandering around in traffic without a mommy. He's about four weeks old, a chocolate brown tuxedo cat with grey eyes. Already been to the vet and is clear of parasites and disease. His name is Crowley and we just started transitioning him from bottle to saucer and canned kitten food (needs both for a while bevause he was literally starving when we got him).

Speaking of vets, I love our new one. I hadn't intended to tell them about our other pets because the previous vet had been such an ass about how many we owned snd threatened to confiscate them ( even though we have s large house on five acres and they are all very well cared for, not to ention loved). These guys didn't think we had too many and they are willing to treat them all. In fact, they understood why I had been holding off some types of care and said they would help me get caught back up. No condemnation. No condescention. The only think they care about is the pets.
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Re: Pets

Postby chubbychoco » April 25th, 2012, 8:11:33 pm

TNHawke wrote:They are likely reacting like that because ferrets are illegal to own in California. Where did you get them? How do you get vet care for them? What do you feed yours?
You'd be best to NOT share with folks that you have them. If the authorities find out, they can be confiscated and immediately euthanized, and you can be fined or even go to jail. Not good.

All that said, they are ADORABLE, and look to be in good health. Mine never liked bath time. They spent the whole time trying to escape from the tub. Fortunately, they didn't need baths more than a couple times a year unless they got into something really messy or sticky.

I got one from Vegas and two from a friend who moved to Australia. And, fortunately, I live in a place where no one really cares that I own them except for a butthurt few - plus, the law is blurry where I live. Some cops think you can own them but not buy them, some say you can own them but not breed them...ugh. It's ridiculous.

I feed them with Eight-in-One Ultimate ferret food, available from every PetSmart in the state. Health care is provided at my local vet's office (he treats thirty or so ferrets in my area alone, so I'm not afraid of him blowing the whistle on me). :3 And I spoil them with the occasional bacon or banana flavored treat (from Bandit).
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Re: Pets

Postby TNHawke » April 25th, 2012, 11:11:33 pm

It's been a long while since I last looked at the ingredient lists of ferret food, but when I was looking, 8 in 1 was among the worst. WAY too much plant matter and not nearly enough meat based protein. You should probably do a bit of research and double check on that. A high quality food will drastically improve the longevity of ferrets.
I used to mix Totally Ferret and Shepherd&Green and... something else that I've forgotten now. Not Marshal though, it smelled way too fishy for me, and I LIKE fish!

The actual law is that you are not allowed to own them. I kept up to date on all the ferret regulations and research when I owned them. My last one only died in 2007, so it hasn't been that long, and I've dabbled in the information in the years since then.
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Re: Pets

Postby chubbychoco » April 26th, 2012, 12:03:45 am

I'll look at the ingredients and change accordingly. They seem to really like it, and I DO supplement them with Ferretone. But I want my babies around for a long, long time.
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